White clay is a 100% natural mineral known for its many virtues. It is widely used in cosmetics and pharmacology since it is soft, soothing, moisturizing and protective for the skin and hair. It also protects the stomach from pain and acid reflux. However, these are not its only talents since white clay is also an excellent daily ally for the maintenance of the house. Let’s take a look at its characteristics and properties, as well as its multiple uses at home.
What is white clay?
White clay is a mineral from the kaolin family, hence its name Kaolinite. Originally, it is extracted from the quarries or the mountains of Morocco in the form of white or slightly gray powder or in the form of rock.
Rich in many elements and minerals, such as magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium and mineral salts, it is widely used in the field of cosmetics and pharmacology. It is indeed very effective for preserving dry skin and hair or for carrying out moisturizing and anti-aging treatments.
However, white clay is not just a beauty product. It can also be used within the house for its daily maintenance. 100% natural, it does not present any danger for the home, for the health of its occupants and for the environment, which makes it an ideal ecological product. Powerful disinfectant, it is an effective and gentle natural solution thanks to its low acidity content.
How to use white clay at home?
White clay has unique virtues that make it an ideal cleaning product in the home.
White clay, an effective anti-grease
White clay has absorbent properties that allow it to easily remove grease, including on fabrics.
To remove a grease stain from a textile, the procedure is simple. Start by heating the stain with a hair dryer. Then place a layer of white clay powder on the textile and let it act for at least 24 hours. Finish by rinsing with clear water.
To loosen greasy residue from baking sheets, place a little clay directly on the grease. Leave to act and clean with a soft sponge. The clay will have absorbed all the greasy residue.
White clay, an outstanding descaler
To clean your bathroom more easily and remove traces of limestone from taps, earthenware and sanitary equipment, white clay is highly recommended. It is very effective in removing these unsightly traces, in particular the yellowish deposits that form in the recesses.
To do this, it’s simple. Simply dampen a soft sponge with lukewarm water. Pour white clay on the sponge and drop the mixture on the areas to be descaled. Leave on for about 30 minutes, then rinse. Finally, dry with a clean cloth and buff with a clean microfiber cloth.
White clay, a handy glass cleaner
To remove dirt and traces from your windows and polish the surface, clay is the perfect choice. Not only does it clean the windows and give them a sparkling shine, but it also protects them from new deposits of dirt and micro-organisms.
With a wet sponge and covered with a little white clay or clay stone that you will have lathered well beforehand, wipe your windows by making gentle circular movements. Then rinse with a damp, clean cloth and then polish with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
White clay, the whitener of the walls
Thanks to its natural bleaching agents, white clay cleans walls and removes dirt, mold and stains without damaging the paint.
Take a clean cloth, dampen it with lukewarm water and wring it out as much as possible. Drop some white clay on its surface and gently rub the wall in circular motions. Leave on for at least an hour then rinse with another clean, dampened and well-wrung cloth.
White clay, an unstoppable anti-odor
If it cleans, white clay also eliminates bad odors. Just drop it in a cup and drop it in the rooms that need it. It also helps fight against ambient humidity thanks to its absorbent and drying properties.